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Good work on that first plane. When drawing the figure try to maintian the same 3d quality as in those aircraft. Think of the sections and pay carefull attention on how the forms fit into each other. You do that in some places but others are left flat. The same goes for the hair. Think of it as a mass and not as individual hair strands. Keep on it bro!
You have a nice sketchbook going on in here. I like your vehicle sketches, those are coming along good. One crit i can offer is more with your characters than vehicles. On many of the sketches i'm noticing the linework is very fuzzy. Maybe try paying attention to the edges of the objects in the drawing. Like where the edge of a character's face meets the background or near the edges of fingers, the edges of cylinders, etc. I guess what i'm saying is once you know where a line is going to be, make a planned out stroke as precise as possible where you are paying attention to only the quality of the line and how it encloses whatever object your drawing. Make sure not to scratch that line in. It should make a lot of your designs read much clearer, and really help in the long-run. cheers'
"I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."
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fantasyartist: Thanks mate, the figure sketch and hair your commenting on where when i was half asleep at the end of work and had loud music pumpin in my ear, so i probably was not thinking too much other the scribble scribble ooooo that looks like this scribble scribble kind of thought . But your advice is still dead on =) ta.
ArtZealot:Hey Mate, thanks for your assessment =) and its funny that you should mention all those weaknesses because thats what i am working on trying too fix right now *fingers crossed*. thanks for stopping by.
Whole night too myself and again i wasn't very productive but i on the plus side i was more productive than last time i had a night off work, played with some different medias some successful some not, no real break trough's just some studies, investigations of things that were puzzling me and some fun.
todays life drawing... I did pretty poorly sick/cold/out of practice and just generally not into it, tried copying values but the light setup isn't the best so some areas were confusing and yea i know there pretty distorted in proportion.The model was doing some interesting poses but and one stage she was doing a spread eagle on here head??? i was just glad i was positioned viewing her back when she took that pose.
bloody hell, if you feel crappy you should try distorting things have fun with it. I can never concentrate when I'm sick. Spread eagle on her head you say? sheeeit!todays life drawing... I did pretty poorly sick/cold/out of practice and just generally not into it, tried copying values but the light setup isn't the best so some areas were confusing and yea i know there pretty distorted in proportion.The model was doing some interesting poses but and one stage she was doing a spread eagle on here head??? i was just glad i was positioned viewing her back when she took that pose.
Hybrid_75:Heh ta mate, yea distortion is kick ass fun i love the book called Force would be great to draw figures with that much rhythm and direction and try and get the same effect with paint. One day i will be able too one day... Yup spread eagle is what i said, i had to suppress the giggles, i guess it wasn't a full spread eagle as here knees where bent, couple of the faces of people on the other side of the room where classic when she stop moving and decided to keep the pose.
So wish i studied perspective harder a long time ago i am starting to see that i have been doing things the hard way for way too long... so i am going to become a perspective master and then put it too the side.. drawing a face is so much easier when you can figure out foreshortening in depth with points rather than guessing on what you think looks correct. Known for a long time i needed too improve my perspective knowledge but i decided too be a lazy tool and ignore it instead SUPER!!!.
Hey, no worries. Good to met you anyway. I'll be back next week so theres plenty of time to chat. Enjoyed it a lot, Fuckin hard thou! Had a numb ass be the end of it. New respect for life drawing. Mit post mine but is was a bit of a piss poor effort. Anyway see you next week
PS Yer, I was glad I wasnt at the business of that pose end aswell!
JCH: heh ill remember to bring you a blow up donut or something next time ya wuss. ps. I am glad you mentioned life drawing somewhere in that sentance or the activity where you acquired your numb ass could be left to the imagination of the readers.
Wooo i squeezed out some craptastic sketches for you all today, because i am such a sharing caring kinda guy, don't go enjoying them too much now allrighty then.
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I really like those last sketches. Doing those technical drawings helps a lot when you come back to those figures right? I can see lots of improvements in your values. Keep studying more from Loomis. Don't be afraid to add some black here and there to push the contrast. I think it's time for you to start studying drapery to put some clothes on your figures so they don't have to run around naked. Keep up the good work mate!!
wow, i see alot of inprovment in your latest work, nice.....keep it up buddy.
maybe it would be helpfull to change your medium? ink for example? this could theach you more about using hard lines. some of your stuff looks a bit blury sometimes.
I went trough your sketchbook and you really improve a bit each post .. keep it up and don't loose your goal in view and keep drawing this is the secret for becoming better. Try some enviroments too.. base yourself on images and try doing them in photoshop or whatever program your using. (btw sorry for the english)
Those last drawings are looking a bit too distorted. Again, always doublecheck your proportions before you jump to the details. Also that last head is lacking volume. I did a crappy paintover to show you what I mean. Try constructing your figures the same way you construct those aircrafts and cars. Focus on the basic forms first and then push and pull the surfaces to get the finished look you want. Good luck!
fantasyartist: Ta mate yea too right the technical perspective help tons and i am not even good at it yet it just cuts out allot of guess factor that is usually involved and its surprising how loosely you can check points in space and pull it off, i always imagined technical drawing more along the lines of wasting time with compasses and t squares.
Yea you caught me distortion seems to attack me badly when i approach a sketch very lazy like and i am afraid laziness is one of biggest flaws that i am trying to overcome sure i might sit done for hours and draw lots but i probably only do a minute here and there of really productive progressing drawing. thanks for all your suggestions as usual dude don't worry i am not ignoring them but you may suffer a few more weeks of nuddies running around my sketchbook before i get into drapery again as perspective and values are still a major concern of mine at the moment later dude ill reply tomorrow to your latests sketch when i have more time.
TheBeast: thanks mate i have played with ink before i am not certain it would help me with exploration sketches but it sure is fun i have a play soon post up the results.
Green-eyed demon: Wow thanks for looking mate its cool to know i have been stagnant for the last couple of months as sometimes it feels that way. i will try out your suggestions and your English is fine man thanks for popping in, ill make sure to check out your sketchbook soon.
Some life drawing and a couple of sketches.I was lazy and just used the lighting of the room rather then my own.
looking good man, you're working hard dude, even if you say you're being lazy. I would say when you draw your poses, make sure you keep the overall shape/silhouette in mind. check it before you to town on it. I like that textured ball thingee. what is it? I dunno what it is it looks cool though.